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Map of the Environs of Boston, by John Almon, drawn at Boston in June 1775, published in London Aug 28 1775. #bostonhistory

The Siege of Boston

Map of the Environs of Boston, by John Almon, drawn at Boston in June 1775, published in London Aug 28 1775. #bostonhistory

1776 map of Boston and surrounding areas during the Siege of Boston

1776 map of Boston and surrounding areas during the Siege of Boston

Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site preserves the home of Henry W. Longfellow, one of the world’s foremost 19th century poets. The house also served as headquarters for General George Washington during the Siege of Boston, July 1775 - April 1776. In addition to its rich history, the site offers unique opportunities to explore 19th century literature and arts, Colonial American architecture, Revolutionary War Loyalists, and an infinite variety of other topics.

Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site preserves the home of Henry W. Longfellow, one of the world’s foremost 19th century poets. The house also served as headquarters for General George Washington during the Siege of Boston, July 1775 - April 1776. In addition to its rich history, the site offers unique opportunities to explore 19th century literature and arts, Colonial American architecture, Revolutionary War Loyalists, and an infinite variety of other topics.

Liberty Tree, illustration published in A. W. Mann's "Walks & Talks About Historic Boston," circa 1917. #americanrevolution #bostonhistory

The Siege of Boston

Liberty Tree, illustration published in A. W. Mann's "Walks & Talks About Historic Boston," circa 1917. #americanrevolution #bostonhistory

BATTLE OF SARATOGA:General Burgoyne started to run out of supplies as the war went on. The British and won some battles and the Americans had won some. Benedict Arnold led a charge at the British when another battle broke out. After the Americans forced the British to go back, the soldiers were so tired. The Americans shot at their camp until Burgoyne surrendered his army. This was a turning point in the war because after this battle, other countries believed that the Americans had a chance.

BATTLE OF SARATOGA:General Burgoyne started to run out of supplies as the war went on. The British and won some battles and the Americans had won some. Benedict Arnold led a charge at the British when another battle broke out. After the Americans forced the British to go back, the soldiers were so tired. The Americans shot at their camp until Burgoyne surrendered his army. This was a turning point in the war because after this battle, other countries believed that the Americans had a chance.

“The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker hill” oil painting by John Trumball circa 1786. #americanrevolution

The Siege of Boston

“The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker hill” oil painting by John Trumball circa 1786. #americanrevolution

“Lord Howe Evacuating Boston” engraving by J. Godfrey circa 1861. #americanrevolution

The Siege of Boston

“Lord Howe Evacuating Boston” engraving by J. Godfrey circa 1861. #americanrevolution

Map of Boston, by John Almon, drawn at Boston in June 1775, published in London Aug 28 1775

The Siege of Boston

Map of Boston, by John Almon, drawn at Boston in June 1775, published in London Aug 28 1775

British Lieutenant Richard Williams map of British and American troops around Boston 1775.

British Lieutenant Richard Williams map of British and American troops around Boston 1775.

Lord Howe evacuating Boston, engraving by J. Godfrey, circa 1861

The Siege of Boston

Lord Howe evacuating Boston, engraving by J. Godfrey, circa 1861

The Siege of Boston (April 19, 1775 – March 17, 1776) was the opening phase of the American Revolutionary War, in which New England militiamen—who later became part of the Continental Army—surrounded the town of Boston, Massachusetts, to prevent movement by the British Army garrisoned within. After eleven months of siege, the American colonists, led by George Washington, forced the British to withdraw by sea.

The Siege of Boston (April 19, 1775 – March 17, 1776) was the opening phase of the American Revolutionary War, in which New England militiamen—who later became part of the Continental Army—surrounded the town of Boston, Massachusetts, to prevent movement by the British Army garrisoned within. After eleven months of siege, the American colonists, led by George Washington, forced the British to withdraw by sea.

Battle of Bunker Hill- On June 17, 1775, American troops displayed their mettle in the Battle of Bunker Hill during the siege of Boston, inflicting casualties on nearly half of the British troops dispatched to secure Breed's Hill (where most of the fighting occurred). More then 1000 British were killed compared to only 400 militia. It was a major defeat for the British and signaled the begining of the end of the Revolutionary war.

Battle of Bunker Hill- On June 17, 1775, American troops displayed their mettle in the Battle of Bunker Hill during the siege of Boston, inflicting casualties on nearly half of the British troops dispatched to secure Breed's Hill (where most of the fighting occurred). More then 1000 British were killed compared to only 400 militia. It was a major defeat for the British and signaled the begining of the end of the Revolutionary war.

"Percy's Rescue at Lexington" by Amos Doolittle (engraver) and Ralph Earl (artist) published in 1775. #americanrevolution

The Siege of Boston

"Percy's Rescue at Lexington" by Amos Doolittle (engraver) and Ralph Earl (artist) published in 1775. #americanrevolution

Richard Williams, “A Plan of Boston and Its Environs,” 1775, 45 x 65 cm. (Norman B. Leventhal Map Center)

Richard Williams, “A Plan of Boston and Its Environs,” 1775, 45 x 65 cm. (Norman B. Leventhal Map Center)

Daniel at the Siege of Boston, 1776 / Laurie Calkhoven.

Daniel at the Siege of Boston, 1776 / Laurie Calkhoven.